Tutor profile: Melanie T.
How does one develop a sound thesis statement?
The thesis expresses what the rest of the paper will be about. It needs to have sound points that the writer can expand upon in the paper.
How does the author use dialogue to express characteristics of the protagonist?
For this question, one would need to read the content. Then one would choose a piece of dialogue and analyze it in the context of the passage.
How are you able to determine the different types of verbals in a sentence?
A gerund always ends in an -ing. It will be used as a noun. A participle can also end in an -ing, but is has to describe a now. Hiking is fun shows hiking as a gerund. Hiking shoes are expensive shows hiking as participle. Participles can have other endings: -en, -n, -t, -d, -ed. an infinitive is to + a verb. I want to hike tomorrow.
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